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Keynote Speakers Announced

Keynote Speakers Announced for KPCA Annual Conference
Racial equity in healthcare and trauma informed care for healthcare heroes

Frankfort, Ky. (September 3, 2021) The keynote presentations at this year’s Kentucky Primary Care Association (KPCA) annual conference will focus on integration of Anti-Racism healthcare frameworks that promote racial equity and an enlightening presentation on how healthcare workers can take care of themselves while caring for others. The conference, which will include in-person and virtual attendance options, is October 27-29 at the Campbell House in Lexington.
Rashaad Abdur-Rahman, MSSW, Founder, CEO of the Racial Healing Project will address the conference on Wednesday, October 27. Rashaad is a social worker and behavioral health professional with experience in leadership, education, and community service. He received his Bachelor's in Psychology from Berea College, and his Masters in Science and Social Work from the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work. He believes deeply in the power of community and that in order to foster a transformative society; we must work tirelessly to secure racial, economic, and social justice. 
“We want to lead the way toward a healthcare system that’s blind to race, ethnicity, and gender,” said David Bolt, KPCA Chief Executive Officer. “This topic is extremely timely for our attendees. This setting allows for an in-depth discussion about difficult topics that have created barriers to care and inequalities in the past. By having these conversations, and working together, we can be change agents to create an equitable healthcare system for all.”
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Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is the keynote presenter on Thursday, October 28. She is considered a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure. The nationally renowned speaker is the author of the book Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. She has worked directly with trauma survivors for more than three decades.
“With all the pressure, stress, and uncerainity of working in the current healthcare climate, we think this presentation will be extremely beneficial for conference attendees,” said Molly Lewis, KPCA Chief Operating Officer. “The lingering pandemic is taking a huge toll on our healthcare professionals. They’ve been on the front lines for more than a year and a half. By looking at this through a trauma lens, we hope to offer our healthcare heroes some new strategies and coping mechanisms to deal with the situation in a more healthy manner.”
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